New MH bulb not firing up? - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 05-17-2013, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
mistahoo's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Houston,Tx
Posts: 764
New MH bulb not firing up?

I just got some new MH bulbs. One of them is working perfectly, but the other is malfunctioning or something? Should I get an exchange?

The ballast is somewhat old, but it works perfectly. I opened it up and the ballasts and capacitors are still in good condition. No loose wiring or connections. I even pulled the connector inside the socket out a bit to get a better connection, but nothing.

Here's a picture with all the specs on the bulbs. It's the 8,000k bulb.

Here's a video of the bulb not firing up. After it cuts out, it'll begin to start up and cut off.

SunSun Pimp #82|RAOK Club Member #89|Eheim Pimp #543

210G|1.5G Iwagumi DSM|5G Fluval Chi
mistahoo is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome